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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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Address: 35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040-8391
Phone Number: +1 305-809-4750
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The Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of...

The Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges. Check out the exhibit on Aquarius, the world's only underwater ocean laboratory, the Living Reef exhibit, which includes a 2,500-gallon reef tank with living corals and tropical fish, the live Reef Cam, and other displays that highlight the coral reef environment. The Center is located in NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Admission is always free (and so is parking), so be sure to stop by for a visit!

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Something Free in Key West!

Decided on a whim to visit. Admission is FREE. The exhibits were informative and a nice way to learn about the Keys ecosystem. Just down the road from Fort Zachery Taylor so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided on a whim to visit. Admission is FREE. The exhibits were informative and a nice way to learn about the Keys ecosystem. Just down the road from Fort Zachery Taylor so you can easily do both.

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A free exhibit thats everyone should see. It gives great insight into our oceans and the marine life is amazing. There's a great coral reef display that lets non divers experience it up close.

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Mount Nebo, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing thing about this place is that it is FREE!!! It has very interesting displays about the coral reefs around the keys and the life that exists in them. Very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to learn about the Eco Systems around the Florida Keys. There is part from the National Park System and part from Mote Labs about the reefs. Great info is shared by both.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very special! A wonderful exhibit -- and it is Free -- all about aquatic life in and around the Keys. Ecosystems, aquatic life, etc. Excellent for anyone and especially helps all of us to care more about our planet. Please visit -- especially if you are a first timer in the Keys. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is full of facts and information on the local waters. The short film was interesting. I wish there was more in their aquarium.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of the stops on the Cityview Tour. A great way to learn about the keys and the environment. You will like the interactive and educational experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative place which tells you a lot about the hole area and the sea/environment - and how fragile this nature is - good to learn/see as a tourist.

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great center! Free! You can learn a lot in this multi-agency visitor center about the importance of the keys habitat. The video is a little long and probably only appeals to a certain crowd. Mote Marine exhibit inside is great. The only problem is it's very hard to find as you must enter into Zachary Taylor area. Tons... More 

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Bristol, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have one whole room dedicated to every hurricane and/or shipwreck and date documented for the Keys. Have videos and literature from wind speeds to coral life etc. It' Air conditioned, it's eye opening, and absolutely free! A must do if time allows.

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